CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2012 |
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles, his agent Michael Congdon confirmed. His family said in a statement that he had suffered from a long illness. Author of more than 27 novels and story collections - most famously "The Martian Chronicles," "Fahrenheit 451," "Dandelion Wine" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes" - and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often-maligned reputation of science fiction.
October 4, 1991 |
Golden West College's monthlong "Fall Foreign Film" series begins tonight with "Cinema Paradiso," the winner of the 1989 Oscar for best foreign film. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, it stars Philippe Noiret and Leopoldo Trieste and traces the tender relationship between a boy and a movie projectionist in a small Italian town. The series will continue on Oct.
May 27, 2006 |
A 1977 Francois Truffaut interview and the original manuscript of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" are among items France has put online, aiding President Jacques Chirac's goal to blunt the "Anglo-Saxon" dominance of the Web. About 100,000 television and radio broadcasts were posted online recently by the state-owned French National Audiovisual Institute as it opened a digitized catalog.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2006 |
Claude Jade, 58, the French actress who starred in several of director Francois Truffaut's best-loved films, died Friday at a hospital in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt, said Jacques Rampal, a playwright she had recently worked with. She had been suffering from eye cancer, which spread, he said. The young actress caught Truffaut's attention while appearing onstage in Shakespeare's "Henry IV" in the 1960s.